Rachel Vallis

Specialist Weight Management Dietitian
Specialist Paediatric Dietitian

I qualified in 2005 with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from King’s College London and have been practising as a Registered Dietitian ever since, covering a range of clinical specialities, each with their own challenges and rewards.

For 5 years I have specialised in weight management and the dietary management of Type 2 Diabetes.  As a provider of the NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme, I have supported people living with Type 2 Diabetes to improve their diabetes control, reduce diabetes-related medication and in some case, put their diabetes in to remission.  It has proved very rewarding, and I have seen clients achieve staggering results.

My other passion is the nutritional care of children.  I have a keen interest in the management of fussy eating and supporting families of children with autism.  The unique challenges faced by this group can be a great strain.  I look to ensure that children are meeting their nutritional needs and growing in accordance with expectations whilst teaching techniques to reduce anxiety around food and increase dietary variety.

Whatever the nutritional goals of my client, I translate scientific evidence in to practical dietary changes.  I use a motivational style of coaching to empower and educate my client, providing the necessary tools to achieve their desired outcomes.  Some clients may only need short term support and information.  Others may benefit from a longer-term relationship.  In an initial 15- minute free consultation I will assess my clients needs and outline a recommended course which will be mutually agreed and flexible if needs change.

SPECIALIST AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Weight management 
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Autism
  • Allergies

OTHER SPECIALTIES

ADULTS

Vegan/vegetarian diets, sustainable diets, disease related malnutrition (weight loss), modified consistency diets (swallowing difficulties), IBS, allergy and intolerance, coeliac disease

CHILDREN

Cow’s milk protein allergy, single and multiple food allergies/intolerance, toddler diarrhoea, weaning, iron deficiency anaemia, optimising growth, coeliac disease, disordered eating

Days I’m available at EmotionMatters

Here are the days I can see you in person or connect with you remotely

Monday
Thursday

My fees

90 min consultation
£195
60 min follow up
£180
40 min follow up
£150
30 min follow up
£110
20 min follow up
£90

Qualifications & training

  • Bsc Nutrition and Dietetics, King’s College London, 2005
  • Healthy Weight Coach Training Programme (HWC)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Non-Insulin Therapies
  • Special care groups: Type 2 diabetes prevention: A guide to management
  • Practical Food Allergy Study Day – Allergy Academy
  • Urgent Paediatric Presentations – Allergy Academy

Membership of professional bodies

  • Health Professions Council
  • British Dietetic Association
  • Food Allergy Specialist Group
  • Paediatric Specialist Group
  • Autism Specialist Sub-group

How i offer psychotherapy

I work with clients across the UK, and around the world, using Skype, FaceTime & Zoom. There is no need to travel, and you can feel comfortable in your own home. It is free to set up and simple to use, so why not give it a try?

I offer sessions in English

Face-to-face

Skype

FaceTime

Zoom

LET US EXPLAIN HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU

Talk with our assessment team, who can listen to your story and needs, and help you find the right practitioner for you, and book you in for a Free 30 Minute session to meet with one of our therapists.